Seniors Week: Seniors on the Move

Seniors on the Move made the most of the B.C. Seniors Week, holding daily events June 4 – 8. After a launch event with funders and media, project leaders headed for Lougheed Skytrain Station to promote the 211 Seniors Transportation Hotline, distribute resources and talk to community members about a variety of transit resources.

On day 2, they were at the Arbutus Greenway with West Side Seniors Hub partners. 100 seniors tried out different electric bikes and a trike. Cycle City Tours donated the trike to the project. It will be available at future events for seniors to explore different options for transportation and fitness.

Day 3 was spent assessing the walkability of 5 – 6 different areas in Vancouver with partners from the SFU Gerontology Program. They created a digital version of the SFU “SWAN” assessment tool and also had it translated into Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

On day 4, they went on HandyDART and rode the North Shore Go Bus. Day 5 was spent with TransLink at the TriCities Wellness Forum, sharing information about transit and options for when people stop driving.

(Photo: Promoting 211 Seniors Transportation Hotline at Lougheed Skytrain Station.)